newly-engaged black couple kisses as bride shows her engagement ring off for the camera
Maypole Studios

Congrats, you’re engaged! Now how do you share with your family and friends that you said yes (or better yet, announce it to the world)? Start with these engagement announcement ideas that you can easily recreate with the help of your engagement photographer. From statement-making engagement ring shots to the cutest engagement announcement signs and unique photo ideas for your save-the-dates, all the inspo you'll need to reveal that you and your S.O. are officially together forever is right here. Ready for more? Check out these creative and romantic engagement announcement ideas. 

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Dewitt for Love Photography
Dewitt for Love Photography

Lightbox sign

For a totally unique way to announce your engagement, plan a nighttime shoot with your photographer. Bring a battery powered lightbox sign to display a cute quote or your wedding date, if you've already decided when you're getting married. 


Close-up portrait

What’s cuter than Eskimo kisses? An intimate close up with your engagement ring in clear view is a subtle and sweet way to say, “I’m engaged,” while showing off that bling.

palm engagement photo
A Sweet Focus Photography

Hand-written messages 

Write your excitement on your palms—and spin those rocks around so no one misses their sparkle—with this super-cute (and easy!) engagement announcement idea.

Glass Woods Media
Glass Woods Media

Outdoor picnic

This adorable engagement announcement photo idea can be as simple or as styled as you want. Either way, we recommend adding a sign with your favorite love quote, wedding date, or other sentimental phrase to let everyone know the big news.  

starbucks engagement announcement
As Ever Photography

Coffee cups

One of our favorite engagement announcement ideas! Grab Starbucks for a cozy fall photo and a creative way to announce your new relationship status. Have the barista write “fiancé,” “Mr.” and “Mrs.,” or “I asked” and “he/she said yes,” on each cup, respectively.

Meghan Rose Photography
Meghan Rose Photography

Candid portrait

Your engagement announcement doesn't have to be anything over-the-top—in fact, some of the cutest moments will come from you and your S.O. simply being yourselves. Embrace your newly engaged bliss and your photographer will handle the rest! 


Furry friend

Get your pet involved for a cute fam shot—ring included, of course! Consider it their first training lesson if you're planning to have them as part of your big day

Ella Grace Photography
Ella Grace Photography

Save-the-date football

Grab your favorite jerseys, a marker, and a brand-new football to recreate this cute engagement announcement idea. It's the perfect way to show off your love of the game—even if you can't agree on a team.  

Tatiana Chekryzhova/Shutterstock
Tatiana Chekryzhova/Shutterstock

Mylar wedding date balloons

If you’ve got the date set, display it with fun and playful metallic number balloons for a touch of whimsy. Try our wedding date finder if you're still deciding when to get hitched.  

lavender field engagement photo
Jose Villa Photography

Holding hands

There’s just something so adorable about holding hands (especially in a sweet field of lavender). It says, “we’re in this together” and gives you an excuse to display that ring.


Proposal sign

If your S.O. used a "will you marry me?" sign or something similar during your proposal, it can be a great addition to your engagement announcement photo—especially since everyone will want to know exactly how they popped the question. 

christmas engagement photo
Hay Alexandra Photography

Mistletoe engagement announcement

Behold, the perfect couple's Christmas card idea: announcing your engagement at an evergreen tree farm under a festive piece of mistletoe.

Ali Rae Photography
Ali Rae Photography

Family photo engagement announcement

If you have a little one but you're not married yet, a sweet photo of the three of you is an adorable way to let everyone know you're taking the next step as a family. 

ring photo
Demi Mabry Photography

Engagement ring front and center

Why be subtle when your ring is as dazzling as this? Put that sparkler in the limelight with a simple but frame-worthy engagement announcement photo. 

engagement sign
The DV Image

Burlap bunting engagement announcement

Seriously, how cute are these two? Your just-got-engaged status can’t get much clearer than this! A burlap banner declaring your big news is romantically rustic.

baseball engagement photo
Cameron Faye Photography

Baseball engagement ring box

If your partner proposed with a unique ring box, why not include it in your engagement announcement? Take this baseball-themed ring box as a creative example. 

Works by Sarah Jane Photography
Works by Sarah Jane Photography

Champagne engagement announcement 

We can’t think of a better occasion for a toast! A bottle of champagne gives off the perfect celebratory vibe (save the fancy stuff for sipping—grab a budget-friendly bottle you can use solely for recreating this spray photo). 

Thomas Van Veen/Documentary Associates
Thomas Van Veen/Documentary Associates

Out-of-focus pose

This cute engagement announcement idea captured with an out-of-focus mode expertly draws the eye right toward the big dazzler.

Glass Woods Media
Glass Woods Media

Over-the-shoulder hug

Wrap your arms around your S.O. for one of the sweetest engagement announcement photos that captures both your love and your new piece of hardware. It's also the perfect reason to spoil yourself with an at-home manicure if you can't get to the nail salon. 

Tom Russo Photography
Tom Russo Photography

Engagement photos with ceramic mugs

There’s nothing as intimate or authentic as at-home engagement photos. Curl up with your partner and some lovey-dovey mugs for a laid back, down-to-earth way to announce your engagement.

dog engagement announcement
Megan Henry Photography

Chalkboard sign

What’s more exciting than mom and dad getting married? Leave it to this cute pup to make quite the engagement announcement idea (and see more pet wedding ideas right here).

engagement photo
Rebecca Yale Photography

Hands around waist 

The sweet gesture of a tight embrace says “forever” when complemented by a shiny engagement ring.